'Six O'clock News'

Parents wonder why their child is so fucked up.
They wonder how they could have gone so wrong.
They blame it on video games.
The blame it on violent TV shows.
But they don't realize that their little daughter is gazing up at the TV,
Wide-eyed,
Listening to the six o'clock news.

Two fifteen year olds died today.
A man shot his wife.
A girl was kidnapped.
A boy was beaten to death.
A young woman was raped.
A good man was robbed.

They wonder why we're fucked up.
They wonder why we cry.
Can't you see how much this hurts?
This world doesn't care.
Everyone just cares about the money.
No one gives a damn about hope.
This world lives around the six o'clock bullshit.

I live my life in fear.
I take pills because of you fuckers.
You bitch about this Prozac nation,
And don't realize that it's your fault.
You keep telling us this world is hopeless.
You keep telling us this world is black.

They wonder why we're fucked up.
They wonder why we cry.
Can't you see how much this hurts?
This world doesn't care.
Everyone just cares about the money.
No one gives a damn about hope.
This world lives around the six o'clock bullshit.

Someone beat cancer today.
A child took its first steps.
A young boy learned how to read,
And someone fell in love.
A young girl beat suicide today…
And someone else witnessed a miracle.

They wonder why we're fucked up.
They wonder why we cry.
Can't you see how much this hurts?
This world doesn't care.
Everyone just cares about the money.
No one gives a damn about hope.
This world lives around the six o'clock bullshit.

This world just lives around the six o'clock news.